Is there a way to set zoom tool to smaller increments?

I'm used to working with a zoom that increases by 10% per click below 100%, and 20% above that. Is there a way to duplicate this? Using a drop-down menu is just too slow.

Thanks,
Ellen

  • Is there no way at all? That's sort of depressing, because I'm finding this extreme zooming very awkward. Could this be accomplished with a macro (not that I know how to write a macro)?



    [edited by: ellenelle at 13:19 (GMT -5) on Thu, Feb 7 2013]
  • Zoom with mouse wheel while holding down Shift key. It's more than 10% though.

  • In reply to ellenelle:

    Hello ellenelle; If you have a wheel mouse then that can be adjusted in Windows for zooming in Corel and other programs.

    George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    Neither of the mice (mouses?) I use has an actual scrolling wheel, and any way I really don't like zooming with a mouse. I prefer to be able to click either a button or with the tool. Also, for things that I do constantly, I hate to have to press a key while mousing, so that's really not a great solution. I don't think I'm asking for anything obscure here; surely other people feel the same way.



    [edited by: ellenelle at 13:30 (GMT -5) on Thu, Feb 7 2013]
  • In reply to ellenelle:

    ellenelle

    Neither of the mice (mouses?) I use has an actual scrolling wheel, and any way I really don't like zooming with a mouse. I prefer to be able to click either a button or with the tool. Also, for things that I do constantly, I hate to have to press a key while mousing, so that's really not a great solution. I don't think I'm asking for anything obscure here; surely other people feel the same way.

    ellenelle; The mouse wheel is a Very Good thing for me, and everyone that I know that still use a mouse. Holding down the "Shift" key will center the the zoom, and let you zoom to a larger area.
      I don't remember any other complaints about the way Corel zooms, but if there any I,m afraid that you are out of luck with this Ver.

    George

  • In reply to ellenelle:

    Hi.

    Die hard mouse wheel zoomer right here Stick out tongue

    Hold Ctrl to slow zoom or shift to fast zoom. Why use any other zooming method? Cool

    You can get any where with the flick of the wheel. This is probably the biggest little thing I would miss if I had to switch programs (which would be never of course)

    If your  not a mouse wheel zoomer, get used to it and you won't go back.Wink

    ~John

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    Is X6 any different?

  • In reply to ellenelle:

    ellenelle; If you hold down the Ctrl key you can pan left or right according to which way you turn the wheel, and if you hold down the Alt key you can pan up or down. It's the fastest way of getting around a drawing I have found yet. ( I got the info on this forum, like a lot of other things to make drawing easy and faster.)
     This is for Windows 7 64 bit with Corel X6.2

    George



    [edited by: TheSign Guy at 15:34 (GMT -5) on Thu, Feb 7 2013]
  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    I appreciate your trying to help me in that respect. The trouble is that I have hand problems, I'm using adaptive devices – you can't imagine how much time and effort I put into getting things to work for me when I can't work with normal mice and keyboards – and there's a limit to what I can change before it starts to impact my physical comfort. When I say something works well for me, it's not just that I have accustomed myself to it, but that it works well for me physically.

  • In reply to ellenelle:

    ellenelle; I am SORRY, Sometimes I forget that not everyone is able to do things the same way.  I do wish you GOOD LUCK in finding something that will work for you. Have you tried a search on the net?

    Best Regards, George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    No problem. Yes, I have been searching my brains out. Looks like somebody came up with a macro that might have done something like that, but when I clicked on the links it was no longer available. That's what led me to think it might be able to be done with a macro.

  • In reply to ellenelle:

    Hi.

    You could assign a shortcut key to these. Adjust number as needed.

    Sub zoomIn()
        ActiveWindow.ActiveView.Zoom = ActiveWindow.ActiveView.Zoom + 5
    End Sub

    Sub zoomOut()
        ActiveWindow.ActiveView.Zoom = ActiveWindow.ActiveView.Zoom - 5
    End Sub

     

    ~John

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    John, that sounds very promising, only you'll need to explain more, because I don't know what you mean by "sub." Is that code? Excuse my ignorance.

    Later, after taking another look:

    OK, those are the macros themselves? Thank you very much. So, I just need to install them? Have no experience with this, but very happy to learn. What do I need to do?



    [edited by: ellenelle at 17:21 (GMT -5) on Thu, Feb 7 2013]
  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    John

    Your macro is very nice, but how do we get it to zoom in and out from either screen center, or cursor position.
    Not sure what origin it uses now, but it is very unpredictable.

    Is it possible to add, easily?

  • In reply to Ronny Axelsson:

    Could someone please tell me what to do with that code? I haven't got the slightest idea. Thanks.